Weekend Round-Up: Hillside

Weekend Round-Up: Hillside

I flew back from my business trip in Tampa late Friday night and arrived home at nearly 11:00.  Three long days of travel and event production with our media partner left me wiped out. It took me most of the weekend to shake off the jetlag feeling – so this was a pretty mellow one.

On Saturday, we watched the Tour de France over breakfast and I drove to the hair stylist at 10.  Back home to pick up Rob at 11:30 and off to Sears to buy a dryer – the last in our triptych of broken appliances. Quick stop at Sports Basement on the way home. Naps and then it was time to ride the “new old” bikes to Portrero Hill for a film screening. Nice view of the city from the steep hill we parked the bikes on:

The event was a fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park project – a campaign to build a bicycle park in the city. We met our friends Matt and Mark at the event. Classic San Francisco community party: keg of beer donated from a local brewery, homemade potato leek soup for sale, free stickers, an amazing raffle of donated bike parts where every person took home a big prize, someone painting a canvas in the corner and a documentary movie screening.  Strength in Numbers was really well done! 

Biked back home along the water after the movie, just a few minutes ahead of the evening ballgame crowd.

On Sunday morning, Rob and I watched the Tour with a nice breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee.  Friends came over to borrow our the tandem bike. Then, we loaded up our bikes to ride to Dolores Park. My good friend, Sarah, from Junior High was visiting town with her brother. We set up a nice picnic with a view of the city. 

Our group relaxed in the sun for a couple hours. There were several very entertaining groups of picnickers to watch from our blankets. Yoga, dancing, cheerleading…the park had it all! 

At 4:30, Rob and I biked the long way home through China Basin. 

Ping pong and dinner at home in the evening. I’ll off to Portland tomorrow for a single-day business trip. Things should be back to normal on Wednesday!

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